Last year, Andrew Udeshi walked away with the coveted title of Overall Winner and Martin Miller secured second place. This year the winner will receive a grand prize voucher worth Rs 100,000/- from Oman Air. The golfers are set to compete for the titles of Overall Winner, Runner-Up, Gross Winner, Nearest to the Pin and Longest Driver in both the ladies and gents categories.
Commenting on the tournament, Gihan Karunaratne, Country Manager – Sri Lanka & Maldives, Oman Air, said, “This annual event has become a fixture with our customers who enjoy playing the game competitively. This year the prize list has been enhanced giving the players an added incentive to compete at their highest level. We are pleased to say the Oman Air Golf Classic is becoming a highly anticipated event both here and internationally. Whilst we are committed to popularising the sport in the region, this event will also serve as a platform to showcase Sri Lanka as a premier golf destination.”
The Victoria Golf and Country Resort is a 6945 yard par 73 course that is surrounded on three sides by the bountiful Victoria reservoir and the majestic Knuckles mountain range. The Victoria Golf and Country Resort is designed by award-winning British golf architects - Donald Steel & Co and accommodates players of every level, whilst offering services and equipment of the highest standard for golfing enthusiasts. It has been voted the ‘Best in the Subcontinent from 2005’ by Asian Golf Monthly and ranked in top 100 `Most Beautiful Courses in the World’ by Golfers Digest. Its cool climate and serene backdrop make the course the ideal location for the Oman Air Golf Classic.
Log on to www.omanair.com to check tee off times, pairings and for live updates of the proceedings of the golf tournament.(SI/KH)